Dragonlance - Age of Might
War of Bones
Year: 2426 E.A. (389 I.A. or 574 P.C.):
War of Bones.
Salius Ruven (Black Robe Wizard, Necromancer) raised a large army of undead in secret under the Khalkist Mountains. Salius marched on the city of Istar laying siege to the city for months. During this time the city asked the wizards of the Tower of High Sorcery at Istar for help but were refused. Ruven was politically savy and orchestrated the Wizard’s Conclave to vote for strict noninterference in his war.
The Knights of Solamnia broke the siege and Salius was defeated. His head was placed on a spike over the western gate of the city. This incident became known as the War of Bones.
During the early days of Solamnia’s involvement in the war, the army from Tsarothelm was ambushed in the Khalkist Mountains. The vast majority of the force was slaughtered including the king and his heirs.